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2008 Archive:
Spirits of Christmas and Holidays Past By Edward Shanahan
December 19, 2008

Don't Bark At Me, I'm Not The Dog In The Mirror - by Lee Prosser
December 14, 2008

Column - regular feature

Welcome to Your Psychic Life By Tiffany Johnson
December 1, 2008

Fresh Paths to the Paranormal By Beth Brown
November 26, 2008

The Journals of Willard David Firestone: American Indians - by Lee Prosser
November 21, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Haunted Cemetery - Ghost Chronicles
November 12, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Jeff Belanger and Who's Haunting the White House? - Ghost Chronicles
October 24, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ectoplasm - by Lee Prosser
October 20, 2008

Column - regular feature

Salem Witch Shawn Poirier - Ghost Chronicles
October 15, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Most Famous Phenomenon by Jeff Belanger
October 8, 2008

Haunted House Diary - Ghost Chronicles
October 1, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Paranormal Journaling: A First Step by Jeff Belanger
September 30, 2008

More Horrific Predictions - by Lee Prosser
September 26, 2008

Column - regular feature

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907) - by Lee Prosser
September 18, 2008

Column - regular feature

Evolution of an Entity by Danielle Lee
September 12, 2008

Into the Abyss: Ancient Rites of Exorcism by Bishop Daniel Garguillio
September 2, 2008

Lee Prosser and Jill Peacha - by Lee Prosser
September 1, 2008

Column - regular feature

An Open Letter to the Paranormal Community by Peter James Haviland
August 28, 2008

Return to Mystery Hill - Ghost Chronicles
August 20, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Ghost of Cameron Mitchell at Branson, Missouri - by Lee Prosser
August 8, 2008

Column - regular feature

Confessions of a Grief Councilor - Ghost Chronicles
August 6, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Residual "Jiggle" by Jack Roth
July 31, 2008

Farwell to Chris Balzano - Ghost Chronicles
July 23, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

A Matter of Respect by Patrick Burke
July 21, 2008

Economic Collapse and Depression in the United States - by Lee Prosser
July 14, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Portsmouth Lighthouse - Ghost Chronicles
July 9, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Legends Set in Stone by Beth Brown
July 3, 2008

Investigating the Pukwudgies - Ghost Chronicles
June 25, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Sensitive - by Lee Prosser
June 20, 2008

Column - regular feature

Ghost Hunting Etiquette 102 by Danielle Quinlan Lee
June 13, 2008

Allup, Leiru, Ligil, Uriel, Pulla - by Lee Prosser
May 23, 2008

Column - regular feature

Ohio's Haunted History by Sherri Brake-Recco
May 19, 2008

Weird Massachusetts - Paranormal Journeys
May 9, 2008

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

Water Ghosts: Theory of the Bobbing Heads and Floating Bodies - by Lee Prosser
May 9, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Shadows Know by Edward Shanahan
May 2, 2008

Weird Massachusetts with Jeff Belanger - Ghost Chronicles
April 23, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

American Negro Civil War Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
April 14, 2008

Column - regular feature

Landmark Ghosts By Beth Brown
April 3, 2008

The Lizzy Borden House - Ghost Chronicles
April 2, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghosts of Hollywood - Ghost Chronicles
March 19, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

On the Nature of Group Dynamics By Rick Moran
March 19, 2008

Billy The Kid - by Lee Prosser
March 12, 2008

Column - regular feature

Women in the Paranormal: Donna LaCroix
March 5, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Amy Bruni
March 2, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Ursula Bielski
February 28, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: L'Aura Hladik
February 25, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Allison Andrews
February 22, 2008

Haunted Cape Cod and the Islands - Ghost Chronicles
February 20, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Women in the Paranormal: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
February 19, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Lorraine Warren
February 16, 2008

The Ghosts of Tombstone - Paranormal Journeys
February 14, 2008

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

Valentine's Day Special - Ghost Chronicles
February 13, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Magick and Magic, What is the Difference? - by Lee Prosser
February 13, 2008

Column - regular feature

My Theory on Spirits of the Paranormal by Edward Shanahan
February 1, 2008

Investigating the Sance with U.K. psychic Gavin Cromwell - Ghost Chronicles
January 30, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Electronic Voice Phenomena is affected by Solar Weather by Tom Ginther
January 21, 2008

The Concord Colonial Inn - Ghost Chronicles
January 16, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Cat - by Lee Prosser
January 15, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Lizzie Borden House - Paranormal Journeys
January 11, 2008

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

Russian Ghosts - Ghost Chronicles
January 9, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Shadows Of Evil by Rick Hayes
January 4, 2008

Haunted Devon, UK - Ghost Chronicles
January 2, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Magickal Rings - by Lee Prosser
January 2, 2008

Column - regular feature

February 22, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Allison Andrews

Allison Andrews - Women in the Paranormal. Exploring the paranormal is a global phenomenon. No country is without its ghosts, and no country is without its ghost hunters. Allison Andrews is with the team Haunted Australia. A group that also serves as the cast of the popular television program, Haunted Australia which airs across the land down under on Channel 31. asked Allison to share her perspective on the role of women in the paranormal from her Aussie perspective.

How did you first get interested in the paranormal?

Without being clich, I had experiences as a child that I have often thought about, that to this day I cannot explain.

The previous owner of the house I occupied as a child passed away in the front bedroom, and I would experience cold spots, doors opening and closing, feelings of being watched, etc. Being I did not know a lot about the paranormal at that age, I thought these experiences strange, but did not take a lot of notice until they began to happen on a regular basis in which I began to question why these things were happening.

I began to read books and research spirit communication in an effort to learn all I could about the afterlife and the paranormal in general.

Do you feel that because you're a woman you have had to overcome some hurdles in your pursuit of the paranormal? If so, what were they?

I consider myself to be very lucky almost as far to say that this is what I am supposed to be doing. There are not a lot of opportunities to work on television in this field, but I was lucky enough to be asked to be part of Haunted Australia only two years after I had started investigating on a serious basis, and I am very grateful for the opportunity I have been given.

The only hurdle I personally have had to face is my age. I have come under scrutiny by other more experienced investigators here who believe because of my age I do not have enough knowledge to be taken seriously, personally I believe this is a very outdated way of thinking as what I may lack in experience, I make up for with hard work and enthusiasm. I could not see myself being anywhere else at this stage of my life.

What unique challenges do women face in the field of paranormal research today?

This is a male dominated world unfortunately, but in this day-and-age, things are changing very quickly and women are no longer seen as second to men. I think the leadership roles within the paranormal field are predominantly played by men, but I think women's roles are equally as important in this field, as there needs to be a solid balance. Dare I say men and women have two very different ways of thinking, and in this growing field both those ways of thinking and looking at certain situations certainly compliment each other toward a better conclusion.

Have you encountered certain instances during your work where you feel that being a woman has helped you in your research?

I think in general terms people respond better to women.

I don't know about the U.S., but certainly here in Australia people have a tendency be quite reserved when you mention that you are a paranormal investigator and what your research is for, so you must approach certain subjects with care when researching and on investigation, and I think women are better for those roles.

What is the biggest misconception about women who are interested in paranormal research?

That we are too bloody emotional and highly strung ! C'mon, boys you can't play that card forever !

How prominent is the social aspect of paranormal investigative groups in Australia? Have you seen an increase in women who are interested in becoming part of an organization?

The rise in paranormal groups in Australia over the last two years has been phenomenal. I think we have the likes of Ghost Hunters and Most Haunted to thank for that, and for bringing the field to the public eye. But I would definitely say there has been an increase of women who are interested in becoming part of an organization which I think is fantastic. Every person has differing ideas, theories, religious beliefs, and methods of investigation, which all play a big part in the way we personally investigate, which I believe is essential to keep this field fresh for future generations of investigators.

Do you think women are becoming more prominent in the paranormal compared to five years ago? How much is still left to be done until you think there's truly an equal footing?

Defiantly! But I also think there has been a huge rise in this field compared to five years ago. It is slowly becoming more widely accepted that this is a serious field that deserves due credit to experimentation as to what lies beyond. I think now more than ever people are starting to ask questions about our existence, and what happens when we pass on to that other place. This is defiantly a learning field and there is no end to how much we can explore, I think there will always be certain boundaries between men and women, but those boundaries not only in society, but also in this field are quickly coming down and we are seeing both men and women working equally and with unity to achieve the common goal.

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2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014